Reasons to Opt for the 2019 Durango GT
The Durango has evolved over the years, transforming into a modern design-oriented SUV that’s come into its own. Sure, the three-row SUV sector is rife with competition, so what makes the Durango stand out? Its bold styling, good off-road capabilities, and variants in its lineup, like the GT trim, which are full of features.
With its overall brawny styling, the Durango GT offers a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine under the hood. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) standard engine offers 295 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque that works with a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system and an eight-speed automatic transmission to get the Durango GT going. As for fuel economy, the 2019 Durango GT delivers 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway – impressive for a vehicle that weighs 4,985 pounds and features a maximum towing capacity of 6,200 pounds.
On the inside, the 2019 Durango GT offers four captain’s chairs that are handsomely adorned with stitched leather. The dash and center console layout looks very similar to other Dodge products with the Durango GT featuring a nice mix of modern design and access. Surface materials and textures help give the Durango GT an upscale look and feel. Leg-room is more than abundant, including in the third-row that’s usually reserved for children 5’5” and under. If cargo space is a necessity, buyers will be grateful to learn that the Durango GT has it in spades – when both sets of rear seats are folded down, owners can enjoy a very spacious 84.5 cubic feet of cargo room. Just lowering the third-row will grant owners 47.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
An 8.4-inch touchscreen display is equipped with FCA’s latest infotainment system, Uconnect 4 with navigation. The display is responsive with minimal lag and easy to navigate. As for the navigation system, it’s the perfect co-pilot as it offers real-time traffic updates and is practical to input any destination into. Passengers in the second-row can enjoy the LCD monitors available on the back of the front-row seats with a Blu-ray player and an on-board AC power inverter that allows them to use the available inputs to plug in their own video gaming system! A nine-speaker Alpine Sound System comes standard on the 2019 Durango GT, complete with a very responsive subwoofer.
The GT model really hones in on that “Mopar Feeling” with its respectable off-the-line performance, power, and its smooth-sounding exhaust notes. Handling itself is rather impressive for an SUV this size and weight – the Durango GT has minimal body roll and does a great job maneuvering some of the sharper corners out there. The rear-wheel bias adds to the overall sporty feel. Although the Durango GT is not manufactured for extreme off-road use, when equipped with the right tires it does have enough capability for light off-road use. A snowy mountain, some loose gravel, inclement weather – they’re no match for the 2019 Durango Gt!
If you’re in the market for a medium-sized SUV that offers a third-row seating option, then you definitely need to give the Durango GT a solid look. Browse the Dodge Durango inventory at University Dodge and schedule your test drive today. Have questions about the Dodge lineup? Reach out to us on University Dodge social media.